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Chapter Nine: The Devil in disguise: How to defeat the False Jesus

This chapter is a short introduction to spiritual victory over the forces of evil, particularly as they imitate Jesus, the Holy Spirit or the Father. It represents only a shard of Satan's devices - exposed. Over the years I have encountered many false representations of Jesus from the one world religion guru to the black activist, African Jesus, and everything in between. These false philosophies have their equivalent in the spiritual realm too, as evil spirits can and do take on aspects of Christ's image or character to imitate Him, or the Holy Spirit or the Father, as well as imitating Angels and Saints.

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Here is a list of some of the Jesuses you may come across in modern culture or even in modern churches The muscle bound Health and Fitness Jesus The Cosmic Hippy Jesus The Black Jesus The Aryan Jesus The Pacifist Jesus The Gay Jesus The Communist Jesus The Female Jesus The Mad Jesus The Ignorant Peasant Jesus The Social Worker Jesus The Confused Jesus The Sexual Jesus The Pathetic Jesus The Identity Crisis Jesus The God Hating Jesus The Lucifer Betraying Jesus The Joking Jesus The Bigot Jesus The Anti-Semitic Jesus The Drug Induced Jesus Here are some of the more supposedly Christian Jesuses The Weak and Ineffectual Jesus The Silent Jesus The Money Mad Jesus The English Middle Class Jesus The American Right Wing Conservative Jesus The Pentecostal and Charismatic Jesus The Laid Back Non Religious Jesus The Never Condemns Anyone Jesus The Party and Alcohol Jesus The Forgot About You Jesus There are two other Jesuses The Bible Jesus
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The Spirit Jesus These last two are one and the same. All of the above Jesuses have a spirit to go with them. Only the last Jesus, the Bible Jesus has the Spirit of God. As there are Jesuses so there are versions of the Holy Spirit and the Father, such as the Stern and Vindictive God... Also, versions of the Gospel, such as the Gospel of Lifestyle, rather than discipleship. There are also artistic images of Jesus. Some of these reflect the views of past centuries. Usually Jesus is handsome but serene, often blonde and usually white. European culture and the British Empire gave the world a European Jesus. In some Christian Books and Bible s for Children this Jesus is still clearly seen. Most characters in many of these Bible s are white, including Adam and Eve from whom all races descended. Fortunately, today we also have an ordinary looking Hebrew Jesus depicted for children. This is a small but significant clue to a cultural shift. Some people want to know Jesus as He is - not as others would like Him to be. The Devil is a Shape Shifter We can see from the above lists that the false Jesus is a chameleon melting into its surrounds and accommodating to peoples' misconceptions. It has the power to shape shift and is slippery as a snake. It is not one but many like the mythological hydra of the Greeks: Chop a head off and another will grow! This hydra has so many heads they are uncountable but there is a weapon that can destroy it. “...the sword of the Spirit which is the Word of God” [Ephesians 6:17] This weapon will destroy the false philosophies and any ugly head that rears its evil self up against us! Similarly there is the Non Existent Devil, the Personification of Evil Devil and the Little Red Devil. These are fabrications of the devil The Light and the Darkness Chapter Nine Aðalsteinn Eagle-Hawk

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the devil of the Bible. As there is an intelligent and real Jesus so there is an intelligent and real devil. We need to defeat his disguises. How to defeat the false Jesus: Discipline under the Bible Know your Bible. People will tell you the Jesus of John the Apostle is not the Jesus of Paul the Apostle and the Jesus of the Gospel of John is not the Jesus of the Revelation written by that same John. Then again modern theologians will tell you that John is not the same John... As the Bible is trustworthy it reveals the true Jesus. The best way to defeat the False Jesus is not primarily by spiritual discernment, as few believers have enough, but by discipline; by knowing and studying the Scripture.

For example the person who believes Jesus when He says, [Luke 16:13] “You cannot serve God and Mammon” (The god of wealth), is hardly going to accept the Money Mad Jesus or its gospel of Get Rich Now I'll Show You How.

The second way to defeat the false Jesus is by spiritual discernment. All genuine believers have the Spirit and therefore all have some degree of wisdom in spiritual matters and therefore too, the ability to judge, weigh, discern the things of God and their opposites. You may not have enough discernment to do it alone but with the Bible and the discipline of its application to your life this makes a formidable weapon against the devices of the devil. The third way to defeat the devil in disguise is by faith in prayer By praying to God you may ask for spiritual light or intelligence upon these matters. You must pray in an attitude of trust and with a view to changing your mind! Think about that. Regular prayer along these lines, “I am not infallible. Please show me my errors, and where
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the devil may have deceived me, in the Name of the Bible Jesus, Amen.” Such prayers prayed seriously and regularly really do help in the renewal of your mind and in keeping you alert. God really does answer too, so be prepared for a few shocks! Make God alone your Lord Finally, as this is merely a brief introduction to the subject, do not trust in human wisdom, yours or others, especially if they are prophesying over you! Here is one of those Bible verses you really need to remember and pray over, “So says the Eternal, 'Cursed is the man that trusts in man, and makes flesh his arm (strength), and whose heart departs from the Eternal.'” [Jeremiah 17:5]

A warning All Christian cults and mainline churches teach some form of spiritual discernment. Many teach on the subject of combating evil spirits. All Christian cults in particular claim to have spiritual gifts and revelations exposing the works of the devil. They do have some truths too, but not about the delusions they are bound with or that they will bind you with. Make the Bible your sole authority in matters of doctrine. Experientially, cling to the Lord alone: That is study the Bible Jesus with the Spirit of the Bible Jesus.

Beware of extremes This is a difficult time for Christians to live in as there are so many denominations and sects and even more teachings. Everything I teach has versions by other spiritual writers and by cults- and all originate in the Word of God. When you read of the false Jesus or any spiritual thing, there will be true and false versions. Among true versions there will be errors of emphasis. Among many false versions there is often a lot of truth that acts as the sugar to cover the arsenic of deception. In
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dealing with the various forms of Jesus you meet in the world or in churches it is good to be gracious, humble and accommodating to a point. Many people are sincerely trying to follow God. I am not of the ones that want to cry against them over their errors but to encourage them to greater enlightenment. Let us consider then the greatest false Jesus there is in the world. The Iconic Jesus In Europe and the East Christianity has tended to standardise Christ so that he became meek and mild, very human, serene, and idealised. The representation of Christ lost his zeal for God, his power and his deep spirituality. He also lost his certainty and his deep animosity toward sin. The Iconic Jesus, who is literally seen on icons, is therefore not so much God incarnate as Religious Humanism incarnate. If he were real and you met him no doubt he would be a beautiful character, a true saint; but would he be able to cast out evil spirits, performs signs in the Heavens and many other wonders? Would he return again as the world's conqueror? I am making this distinction to point out what is missing. It does not mean, as many of you I am sure realise, that I think Jesus is to be a hyper character who is casting out demons all the time- it is just one of several of the characteristics left out of the Iconic Jesus. Out of all the false Jesuses the Iconic Jesus is the one closest to the truth and the one the world loves. The Iconic Jesus lives in the hearts and minds of multitudes and is the present dominant religious Jesus in the world. The great distinction with the Real Jesus is this: The world did and does today hate the real Christ. That's why He was crucified by the religious and pagans together. Jesus is hated for this reason in His own words: “The world cannot hate you but it hates Me; for I testify of it, that its works are evil.” [John chapter 7:7] The Spirit of Christ continually witnesses against what is evil within mankind. In response there has never been nor can there ever be a man more hated, defamed, abused, slandered and attacked than the
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Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God. Jesus is holiness itself and to come into his Presence is to come into the Light and that Light blinds the eyes – until they see. Jesus is Love and mitigates against everything that is selfish - and humans by nature are Self-ish: That is, what the Bible calls 'fallen nature', as there remains an ability to repent and come into the Light. How many of those who love the Iconic Jesus would hate the Real Jesus? The answer is quite simple: By loving the Iconic Jesus they do hate the Real Jesus. They are rejecting Him in favour of an inferior impostor created out of human tradition.

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